Continuing a long relationship in owner/architect collaboration, Pizzeria GM is a new building anchoring a prominent corner in the developing West Homewood neighborhood.
Pizzeria GM is a new concept and continuation of the original GianMarco’s restaurant. Adjacent to a residential neighborhood, new retail shops, and the beautiful, Patriot Park, the wood fired pizzeria provides a delightful family dining experience. The concept is evident in the materials which take cues from the original restaurant and its basic, unpretentious materials. Simple concrete masonry blocks define the main structure with exposed steel roof joists. The attached wooden porch blends into the scale of the neighboring structures and reinforces feelings of comfort through the simplicity of detailing and design restraint. An outdoor bocce court and game area border the park, and an additive fabric awning along the front elevation is used to suggest an older building adapted to a modern use. The building is a simple and eclectic formulation that is most evidently displayed in the owner’s found objects and individual elements displayed throughout the interior.